Jacob Mulenga Plots Win On Return

Jacob Mulenga Plots Win On Return

HOLLAND-based striker Jacob Mulenga has said he feels good to be back in the Chipolopolo fold after a long time and hopes to make a winning return this weekend in Zambia’s CAF 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Uganda.

Mulenga, who last played for Zambia in October last year, said the Chipolopolo needed to beat the Cranes on Saturday at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.

The FC Utrecht player, who had sustained a knee injury last year that kept him out of the 2012 AFCON, was speaking on arrival at Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport in Ndola yesterday.

“It’s good to be back. It’s been a long time. I put the Uganda match in God’s hands. We have to win this match,” he said.

Despite having little knowledge about Uganda, Mulenga said he was sure coach Herve Renard and his technical bench had done their homework.

Midfielder William Njobvu, who also arrived on the morning flight with Mulenga, said Zambia’s chances of beating Uganda were high but cautioned his colleagues against complacency.

“Zambia’s chances are high. It’s an important match and I am looking forward to it,” the 25-year-old said.

Njobvu of Israeli side Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona, however, said Uganda were a strong team and the Chipolopolo needed to be at their best to subdue the Cranes.

Immediately after arrival, Mulenga and Njobvu joined nine of their colleagues in camp for yesterday’s morning training session at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium.

Other foreign-based players already at the Michelangelo Lodge camp are Jonas Sakuwaha, Felix Katongo, Davies Nkausu, Joseph Musonda, Chintu Kampamba, Lawrence Phiri while the locals are Thomas Nyirenda with goalkeepers Joshua Titima and Danny Munyau.

Chipolopolo team manager, Lusekelo Kamwambi said skipper Christopher Katongo with his China-based duo of Isaac Chansa and James Chamanga were expected in camp late yesterday alongside first-choice goalkeeper, Kennedy Mweene and midfielder Noah Chivuta from South Africa.

Kamwambi said the DR Congo legion of Rainford Kalaba, Stoppila Sunzu, Hichani Himoonde, Francis Kasonde and Nathan Sinkala were expected in camp by dinner time last night with Russia-based Chisamba Lungu.

19 Responses to "Jacob Mulenga Plots Win On Return"

  1. SHAULI YAKO   September 5, 2012 at 8:31 am

    STAND N SING OF ZAMBIA PROUD N FREE
    LAND OF WORK N JOY, UNITY.
    VICTORY IN D STRUGGLE FOR D RIGHT
    WE’VE WON, FREEDOM FIGHT
    ALL ON, PROUD N FREE

    PRAISE B To GOD… .
    ZAMBIA, ZAMBIA, ZAMBIA

    HELP ME PEOPLE IN SINGING OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM,
    N REMIND THOSE AROUND YOU TO TAKE A MINUTE N REMEMBER
    WHY WE ARE…. ONE ZAMBIA, ONE NATION.

    FORGET THOSE TRIBAL CRAP…MWABANTHU.
    AND BE PROUD OF OUR ONENESS.

  2. SHAULI YAKO   September 5, 2012 at 8:37 am

    IAM D FIRST, SO HERE I GO AGAIN….
    WHY LIVE LIFE FULL BITTERNESS? ENJOY COZ U ONLY GET ONE SHOT AT IT. SHAULI YAKO…………Hahaha
    HAVE ONE ON ME! CHEERS

  3. SHAULI YAKO   September 5, 2012 at 8:39 am

    @ I MEANT FULL OF BITTERNESS.. HAHAHA
    ONLY ME AGAIN…
    SHAULI YAKO

  4. SHAULI YAKO   September 5, 2012 at 8:44 am

    IMANI TIMUTAMANDE ZAMBIA
    DZIKO LA CHIMWEMWE NDI UFULU
    IFE TINA MENYELA UFULU
    TINA PATA UFULUOOOOO
    UMODZI, NDIMPHAVU

    TIMTAMANDE
    ZAMBIA, ZAMBIA, ZAMBIA

    Hahaha…ZOONA CHIKONDI MWABANTHU.
    SHAULI YAKO

  5. Snoopy doggy doggy   September 5, 2012 at 8:48 am

    can’t wait to see the cranes fall

  6. Chipolopolo authentic   September 5, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Icho,Jacob mulenga..we misd u man! Levy mwanawasa stadium is chipolopolo’s slaughter house,bring Uganda & we’ll gladly slaughter dem like lambs..It’l b a pleasure kam saturday!My team soundz lyk an insult,CHIPOLOPOLO!!!!…Dz ugandanz & deir coach are tokn too much,show dem why Ghana hates us so much.

  7. Kwa george   September 5, 2012 at 9:20 am

    LETHAL COMBINATION

  8. Phill - One   September 5, 2012 at 9:21 am

    We are winning period!!!!! Its non negotiable

  9. Candela   September 5, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Go chipolopolo..cant wait for this one.

  10. BEXX   September 5, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Chipololo eyeeeeeee chipolopolo eyeeeeeeee….

  11. TJAY   September 5, 2012 at 11:37 am

    GO ZAMBIA GO . BUTCHER THEM SO THAT OUR TRIP TO UGANDA WILL BE A FORMALITY . ZAMBIA 6 – UGANDA 0.
    WE CAN DO IT . HAMMER THEM BOYS. HELP UNIT ZAMBIA AGAIN. EYES ON THE GOAL.

  12. TJAY   September 5, 2012 at 11:38 am

    ZAMBIA 6 – UGANDA 0

  13. bob   September 5, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Avoid high ball on goal ba mulenga,otherwise all the best.

  14. M2   September 5, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    de game will be very interesting.go zed go

  15. Mwana wa Poho yensu   September 5, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    It is so nice to be winners. Lets do our best and make Zambians proud amidst hard and tough life

  16. REALIST   September 5, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    We want a massacare, boys!

  17. gunda   September 5, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    This gone be a massacre of the worst kind!Watch this space.

  18. kay   September 5, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Zambia 1 Uganda 2.

  19. Wanu Ngwee   September 5, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    IT’S NOT JUST A WIN WE NEED, BUT A GOOD WIN. THAT MEANS AT LEAST ZAMBIA 3 – UGANDA 0. BUT DO WE NOW A SCORE BOARD IN THIS STADIUM? HONESTLY WE CAN’T EXPECT A SIMPLE ELECTRONIC SCOREBARD TO ALSO COME CHINA MWEBANTU?